JOB OPENINGS

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC

Production and Operations Coordinator/Manager

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is seeking a detail-oriented, data-driven, enthusiastic marketing professional to manage our marketing, advertising, communications and patron services.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all on-site concert production aspects and act as stage manager
  • Coordinate production logistics, including communicating with venues, renting additional equipment, coordinating piano tunings, hiring recording engineers and additional production staff as necessary, and ensuring that contract conditions are met
  • Create production planning documents and run sheets
  • Research, schedule, and book rehearsal venues
  • Organize production and logistics for tours and run-outs
  • Hire and coordinate with music librarians to ensure all projects are on schedule, track music library expenses
  • Coordinate with Accountant to produce orchestra/concert budget estimates, submit and review musician payrolls, update cash flow and budgets
  • Assist in contracting musicians as needed
  • Oversee and direct Operations Assistant

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in a relevant field with strong background in writing, marketing and/or communication.
  • At least three years experience working in either a production or administrative position is preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and flexibility to work early mornings, late evenings, and weekends in locations throughout the Chicago area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication necessaryProficiency in marketing tools such as social media, google assets, website editing and email marketing platforms.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and diplomatic with the ability to prioritize multiple projects at the same time; Ability to make quick decisions in high-pressure situations
  • Strong knowledge of classical music, with ability to read scores, and a knowledge of the orchestral repertoire and industry is a significant asset
  • Knowledge of Ovation/Tessitura a plus
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

 

This is a full-time permanent position.

Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and one sample to operations@chicagophilharmonic.org
No phone calls please. 

 

 

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC

Operations Assistant

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is seeking a detail-oriented, data-driven, enthusiastic marketing professional to manage our marketing, advertising, communications and patron services.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist all on-site concert production aspects
  • Assist Operations and Production Coordinator/Manager to gather quotes, arrange equipment rentals, create stage plots and production plans, and other duties as needed
  • Responsible for guest artist management including travel arrangements, hospitality, scheduling, and acting as the in-town point of contact for guest artists
  • Production lead for community engagement activities, primarily Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic concerts
  • Coordinate schedule with Community Engagement Coordinator to act as on-site staff for community engagement programs as needed
  • Complete miscellaneous projects including creating monthly member updates, planning special events such as post-concert receptions, creating work samples for the Development department, and other projects as needed

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, music, nonprofit management, theater, business or other related field is preferred
  • At least one year experience working in either production or administrative position is preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and flexibility to work early mornings, late evenings, and weekends in locations throughout the Chicago area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication necessary
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and diplomatic with the ability to prioritize multiple projects at the same time
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of orchestral/classical music is preferred
  • Ability to read music preferred
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

 

This is a full-time entry level position.

Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and one sample to operations@chicagophilharmonic.org
No phone calls please. 

 

 

West Suburban Symphony

Concert Master

The West Suburban Symphony Society is seeking a concertmaster for each of the three volunteer orchestras it operates; the openings may be filled by 1, 2, or 3 individuals. Peter Lipari serves as music director and conductor for all three groups. One orchestra gives 5 concerts each academic year, the second gives 2 concerts each summer, and the third is a 35-player chamber ensembles that presents one concert during the academic year. Concerts and rehearsals are in the Hinsdale area during the academic year and the Naperville-Wheaton area during the summer; typically there are 5-7 rehearsals per concert.

Responsibilities:

  • The concertmaster plays all first violin solos.
  • Determines bowings for violins and violas.
  • Provide artistic guidance to the orchestra in collaboration with Maestro Lipari.
  • Carry out any additional duties that may be included in the concertmaster contract by mutual agreement of the  incumbent and the board of directors.
  • The Society is seeking applicants who are committed to the tradition of community orchestras and share its players' love of music. 

This is a contracted permanent position.

Compensation: The concertmaster is paid both a per-concert fee and a per-rehearsal fee, negotiated with the Society's board of directors.

To Apply: Interested violinists are asked to contact the Society through www.westsubsymphony.org/contact-us

 

CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC

Marketing and Communications Manager

The Chicago Philharmonic Society is seeking a detail-oriented, data-driven, enthusiastic marketing professional to manage our marketing, advertising, communications and patron services.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute advertising and communications campaigns for the Chicago Philharmonic achieving annual, program-specific and long-range goals for attendance, subscription and patron engagement.
  • Manage external communications, serving as brand manager and primary liaison to the press.  
  • Manage Chicago Philharmonic concert and event ticketing 
  • Ensure Outstanding Patron Services
  • Manage marketing and ticket admission finances
  • Other administrative, communications and design duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in a relevant field with strong background in writing, marketing and/or communication.
  • At least three years of experience in event or arts marketing, including prior experience in digital and traditional marketing strategies.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills; displays empathy and emotional intelligence when relating to others and is comfortable engaging and interacting with new people.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills, comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in marketing tools such as social media, google assets, website editing and email marketing platforms.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment, able to quickly re-prioritize tasks and assignments as needed.
  • Proficiency in Adobe assets (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro) highly regarded.
  • Knowledge and/or interest in learning about orchestral/classical music a plus.

 

This is a full-time permanent position.

Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and one sample to executivedirector@chicagophilharmonic.org
No phone calls please.